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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
  2. United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
  3. United States writer (1902-1967)
  4. English poet (born in 1930)
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  1. A Welsh and English patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Hugh.
  2. A Welsh surname; a variant of Howells.
  3. A city in Alaska.
  4. A city in Arkansas.
  5. A town in Wisconsin.

Hughes was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Hughes

Hughes was born on April 13th, 1933.

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Elizabeth Fritsch is a in the field of pottery. Elizabeth was given the name Hughes in 1940 in Wales.

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Hughes was born on September 14th, 1921 in Waco, Texas. He passed away on October 13th, 1992.

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Hughes was born in 1729. He breathed his last breath in 1785.

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Hughes was born on October 26th, 1874. He breathed his last breath on June 6th, 1947.

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Hughes was born on September 12th, 1892 in Burlington, Ontario. He left this life on October 31st, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hughes

Howard Hughes was a chairman, ceo of summa corporation, founder of the howard hughes corporation, founder of the hughes aircraft company, founder, benefactor of the howard hughes medical institute, summa corporation, howard hughes corporation, hughes aircraft company, howard. He was most prominent from 1926 to 1976. Howard was given the name Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. by his parents Howard R. Hughes and Sr. on December 24th, 1905 in Humble, Texas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 5th, 1976.

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His ongoing career started in 1926. Langston was given the name James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Langston is also known as Hughes and James Mercer Langston (full name). He passed away on May 22nd, 1967.

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John Hughes was a director, producer, and writer. He was most active from 1970 to 2009. John was given the name John Wilden Hughes, Jr. on February 18th, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, US. John is also known as Edmond Dantes. He passed away on August 6th, 2009.

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Tom Hughes is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Tom was born on April 18th, 1986 in Chester.

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Chris was born on November 26th, 1983.

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Ted Hughes was a writer. Ted was given the name Edward James Hughes on August 17th, 1930 in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England. He left this life on October 28th, 1998.

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How popular is the baby name Hughes in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 6 0 6
1912 15 0 15
1913 14 0 14
1914 11 0 11
1915 15 0 15
1916 61 0 61
1917 31 0 31
1918 17 0 17
1919 26 0 26
1920 17 0 17
1921 26 0 26
1922 8 0 8
1923 12 0 12
1924 13 0 13
1925 10 0 10
1926 11 0 11
1927 15 0 15
1928 13 0 13
1929 10 0 10
1930 16 0 16
1931 13 0 13
1932 8 0 8
1933 6 0 6
1934 9 0 9
1935 7 0 7
1936 8 0 8
1937 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1939 12 0 12
1940 12 0 12
1941 12 0 12
1942 13 0 13
1943 9 0 9
1945 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1947 11 0 11
1948 7 0 7
1950 10 0 10
1951 11 0 11
1952 7 0 7
1953 6 0 6
1954 13 0 13
1955 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1958 8 0 8
1959 6 0 6
1962 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1981 5 0 5
1984 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1989 5 0 5
1990 8 0 8
1996 5 0 5
1998 7 0 7
1999 9 0 9
2002 6 0 6
2003 6 0 6
2005 8 0 8
2006 11 0 11
2007 5 0 5
2009 7 0 7
2011 11 0 11
2012 11 0 11
2013 15 0 15
2014 9 0 9
2015 15 0 15
2016 8 0 8
2017 12 0 12

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Popularity of Hughes as a first name

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Popularity of Hughes as a last name

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Common last names for Hughes

  • Smith
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hughes U.S.
  White 78.39% 64.26%
  African American 16.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hughes

People with the last name Hughes are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hughes

  • How Popular is the name Hughes? Hughes is the 12,401st most popular name of all time. As a last name Hughes was the 90th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hughes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 775 babies born with the first name Hughes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hughes to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hughes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hughes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hughes is Thursday, April 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Hughes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hughes was in 1916 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Hughes Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hughes is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Hughes: Your name in reverse order is Sehguh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uehsgh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hughes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 236,271 people with the last name Hughes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hughes? Hughes was ranked as the 90th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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